Mark advises a diverse client base on all aspects of private family law.
Dedicated to resolving family disputes, Mark emphasises the importance of strategic planning in every case. He is a strong advocate of mediation in appropriate cases, seeing litigation as a last resort.
Originally from South Africa, Mark is qualified in both South Africa and England and Wales, and has also practiced in Singapore. Many of Mark’s clients are based abroad, and much of his caseload has an international dimension.
Mark has extensive experience in HNW financial remedy cases, with particular expertise in cases involving offshore trusts and family arrangements, often in the High Court. Mark is regularly instructed to prepare pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and has acted in cases protecting hundreds of millions of pounds. Mark has substantial experience of commercial litigation and arbitration, and acts in contentious trust and private client litigation, meaning he has a strong understanding of the commercial and trust worlds, both onshore and offshore.
Mark’s practice also covers challenging child arrangement cases, in particular applications to relocate children abroad, and cases concerning domestic abuse, with a particular interest in cases relating to coercive and controlling behaviour.
Mark’s interest in art is reflected in his art and cultural heritage practice, in which he advises contentious art cases.
Mark joined Hunters as a partner in 2021 from boutique Mayfair firm Charles Mia, where he had practiced since 2004. Mark is a member of Resolution.